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Cross In The Woods

The Cross in the Woods Shrine in Indian River Cheboygan County Michigan.
The shrine had it's origin in 1946 when Reverend Charles D. Brophy was inspired by the example of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha. Kateri, also known as the Lily of the Mohawks, had a custom of placing crosses on trees in the forest as places to stop and pray.
The 55 foot high cross was made from an enormous Oregon redwood. It was erected in 1954. Sculptor Marshall M. Fredericks created a bronze, seven ton image of the crucified Jesus. It was raised into place in 1959.
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